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FRIDAY 061419

Michelle Agee, a former deputy prosecutor with Twin Falls County was sentenced earlier this week for driving under the influence of Alcohol.  The 28 year old pleaded guilty during a pretrial conference.  The judge issued a withheld judgement for one year where her driver’s license is suspended for 90 days and is prohibited from consuming alcohol and complete community service. 

Twin Falls police are asking the public to help with identifying those responsible for a graffiti spree in the 2 and 300 blocks of Fourth Avenue South and Idaho Street South.  Police have released a photo on their Facebook page and ask you contact them if you can help in their investigation.

School district officials from the Cassia County are considering a proposal that could save the district thousands of dollars with their maintenance and custodial operations.  Some of the staff are speaking out that eventually over 60 employees could lose their jobs.  The plan would save the district 300-thousand dollars the first year.

Residents of Hailey are again preparing for flooding after a warning was issued by the National Weather Service.  Flood stage for the Big Wood River is 5-feet.  At last check the water was measured at 5-point 1 feet.  Officials say street flooding will occur in lower subdivisions and some areas are inaccessible.

Ida-Beef in Burley is back in operation after the third mishandled slaughter in five months.  The USDA had withdrawn their inspectors which meant the company couldn’t continue to slaughter cattle.  The USDA rarely does anything beyond a suspension and PETA who has filed charges against the company admits slaughterhouses rarely get shut down. 

Good news for some students in Twin Falls School District.  Chobani has announced they are paying all of the 85-thousand dollars in school lunch debt accumulated by more than 900 students over the past year.  Last week the district was told to return 803-thousand dollars to Chobani after property taxes were reduced for the company.  School officials say the money will come from an account that was earmarked to pay off some school bonds early. 

SPORTS

In local sports, it was a split for Twin Falls and Blackfoot in legion baseball.  The cowboys playing at the Skip Walker Field at CSI, took the first game 4 to zero.  Then Blackfoot took the win in the second game in six innings with an 11 to 1 score. 

In Burley legion baseball, it was Burley 10 Wendell 2. 

College Of Southern Idaho’s Ashtyn Carlson’s star is burning brightly after the third round of Barrel racing at the national finals.  Carlson has given CSI 200 of their teams 230 points from the event.  Today Carlson competes in Goat Tying and tomorrow it’s back to the barrels.

WEATHER

FRIDAY: Sunny breezy and warm. Winds: WSW 10-20 mph. Highs - Valleys: 85 Mountains: 79

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear and mild. Winds: SW 5-15 mph. Lows - Valleys: 53 Mountains: 48

SATURDAY: Sunny and warm. Winds: WSW 5-10 mph High: 84 Low: 53 Mountains - High: 80 Low: 49

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 86 Low: 57 Mountains - High: 81 Low: 50

MONDAY: Sunny, nice and warm. High: 85 Low: 53 Mountains - High: 75 Low: 46

TUESDAY: Sunny, nice and warm. High: 85 Low: 53 Mountains - High: 75 Low: 46

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, nice and warm. High: 83 Low: 49 Mountains - High: 72 Low: 43

THURSDAY: Sunny and nice. High: 79 Low: 50 Mountains - High: 71 Low: 41